Mobile County Sheriff’s Office still investigating 1982 cold case

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile County Sheriff’s Office officials said they are still looking for a man who went missing in 1982.

Jerry Myron Gray was born on September 5, 1954 and was adopted by the Gray family. On the morning of August 23, 1982, Gray left his home driving his 1977 Kawasaki motorcycle. This was the last time he or his motorcycle was seen. Gray was 6’0 and weighed 175 pounds, had brown hair and blue eyes.

He also had a scar on his left cheek. Just days after her disappearance, Gray’s home was broken into, resulting in the theft of items worth $1,200. Gray’s only living relative is his sister, Judy, who was also adopted into the Gray family.

MCSO is getting back into this business because of a woman who works with MCSO. Olivia McCarter, 20, is a student at the University of South Alabama who was hired to search for several cold cases through the MCSO. In his time with MCSO, McCarter helped identify six victims or perpetrators in previously unsolved cases.

One case McCarter was involved in was the Baby Delta Dawn case. An unknown child, nicknamed Baby Delta Dawn, was found by the Escatawpa River in 1982. McCarter and members of Redgrave, a company that uses DNA to identify remains, were able to identify the child as being aged 18 months. old Alisha Heinrich.


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